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Thursday Morning Thriller

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Film Club

When discussing some upcoming projects with colleagues at IRIS Connect an idea for breathing some fresh life into the Thursday Morning Thriller came to me.  For a while I have wanted to support colleagues to be able to have a platform where they could share an aspect of their practice they want to develop with … Continue reading

Do it yourself….

Rebecca White, Head of English & Media Faculty tells us to do it ourselves: Picture the scene:  You have set Year 10 a mock exam that will take the whole lesson.  Despite the inevitable pile of work this will create, you are secretly relieved that this will give you at least forty minutes to write … Continue reading

Active Listening

Alice Hanbury took the reigns of the Thursday Morning Thriller on 11th June.  She told us about her experiences as a trainee RE teacher when the concept of a talking teacher was considered to be a very bad thing.  How many of you remember the phrase “Too much teacher talk” ? In a very astute observation, … Continue reading

RAG against the machine!

Simon Marriott was the presenter for Thursday 23rd April 2015. His snappily titled session, RAG against the machine, followed on from Meg Sayfoo’s RAGS to Riches session and provided an alternative perspective about the use of RAG marking. Simon contextualised how he came to his current practice of using live RAG marking in classrooms.  He … Continue reading

Great Scott! The use of mobile phones in the classroom by Mick Watson

We have come a long way since 1989 but not as far as Stephen Spielberg dreamt in his cult classic “Back to the Future II”.  In which the year 2015 was a futuristic utopia of self lacing high tops and of course hover-boards. Although I am still hopeful for the hover-board, we cannot disregard the … Continue reading

RAGS to Riches Thursday Morning Thriller 26th March 2015

At the start of the Spring term a system of RAG marking was introduced across the school with the aim of increasing the speed of marking for the teacher and increasing the levels of engagement with the feedback and reflection upon the feedback from the pupil. We decided to focus just on the use of … Continue reading

Memory Techniques for Students

A guest blog by Pete Myson. English teacher extraordinaire and guitar hero! The focus for my Thursday morning thriller was memory technique for students. The starting point was the new changes being made to the English Literature GCSE which requires that students tackle responses to Shakespeare plays and modern novels in a ‘closed book’ exam … Continue reading

Behaviour Management; Thursday Morning Thriller 4th December

Today we had an enlightening 15 minute forum from Tom Freeman regarding student behaviour. He talked about some of the common problems that we all might face as classroom practitioners; Defiance Class Clown Interrupting Disrespectful Refusal to work Silly noises Abusive Language Tom shared with those who attended a really useful resource that was produced … Continue reading

Thursday Morning Thriller 27th November: Study Skills

Each year a new group of students join the 6th form; they come back in their ‘own’ clothes, with the enthusiasm that is fired by choosing a few courses that really excite them and in which they feel they will excel. They look and sound different in some ways, and there’s the catch; as teachers … Continue reading

Thursday Morning Thriller!

From 20th November there will be a series of 15 minute Teaching & Learning forums every Thursday morning.  They are designed to be something that you can drop into, pick up an idea that has worked for a colleague and then try to make use of it in your own teaching.  Each week there will … Continue reading